Dr. Eugene Thuot

 Professor Emeritus of Government & Political Philosophy

eugenethuot@bac.edu 

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  • University of Chicago, 1970-1975; M.A., Political Science, 1973; Ph.D., Political Science, 1983
  • Boston College, Graduate Studies in Political Science, 1969-1970
  • Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, summers of 1966 and 1967
  • University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada), Graduate Studies in Theology, 1964-1965; B.Th., 1965
  • Abbaye de Brogne, St. Gerard, Belgium, Graduate Studies in Theology, 1961-1964
  • Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, Major Concentration in Philosophy, 1956-1960; B.A., 1960
  • Classical Political Philosophy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • Shakespeare’s Political Thought
  • Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
  • Nietzsche and the Crisis of the West
  • Honors: History of Ideas I, II
  • Love and Friendship
  • Constitutional Law I, II
  • American Government
  • Honors: Textual Analysis
  • Honors: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics
  • Honors: The American Constitution and Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
  • Honors: Plato’s Republic & Aristotle’s Politics
  •             Participant in Belmont Abbey Faculty Seminar on Education, July 27-31, 2015

 

  • Participant in the Fides et Ratio Seminar, July, 2009

            “Taking Malta Seriously”, Orbis, Volume 3/4, December, 2004, 16-19

 

  • Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Providence, R.I., Panel on Politics and Literature, November, 1990: Shakespeare’s  Antony and Cleopatra and the Origins of Christianity
  • The Christian Phenomenon in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Lecture delivered at Boston College under the sponsorship of the Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics and at the invitation of  Ernest L. Fortin, Director, February, 1987
  • Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Lecture presented to  Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1995
  • William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1994
  • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Three Lectures presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1994
  • J.J. Rousseau’s  Emile, Two Lectures presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August 1993
  • Plato’s Republic, Five Lectures presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1992
  • Camus’ The Stranger, Lecture presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1991
  • Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, Lecture presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1990
  • St. Augustine, Book XIX, The City of God, Lecture presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1990
  • Unpublished paper: Nietzsche and the Problem of Atheism, July, 1990
  • Lectures on Plato’s Apology of Socrates and on Book XIX of St. Augustine’s The City of God presented to Faculty Great Books Summer Seminar, August, 1989
  • Talks on Liberal Education, Matriculation Ceremonies, Belmont Abbey College, August, 1985 and August, 1992
  • Lecture on the American Constitution, Gaston County Library, on the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Constitution, February, 1987
  • Induction Address, Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society, April, 1980
  • Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence, Belmont Abbey College, April, 2014
  • Peer Reviewer, Fulbright Applications for Southern Europe
    (at request of CIES), October, 2005
  • Fulbright Lectureship, University of Malta, January-June, 2004
  • Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence, Belmont Abbey College, May, 1992
  • Humanities Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1970-1974

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

  • Love, Politics, and the Emergence of the Christian Soul: A Commentary on Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
  • Political Philosophy
  • Shakespeare’s Political Thought
  • History of Ideas
  • Constitutional Law
  • The American Founding
  • American Government